2015 Lexus RX 350
The Lexus RX is one of the longest-running luxury-crossover nameplates (it was one of the first). And today it remains what it's been all along: a plush counter to rugged utes, focused far more around suburban life than boulders and brawn. Today there are plenty of alternatives, although the 2015 RX remains a top pick for those who prioritize passenger comfort and a refined cabin experience.
You know those ignition switch recalls you've been hearing so much about? If you own a car affected by those recalls, General Motors would really like for you to bring it in for repairs. Like, now.
The longer you keep your car, the less likely you are to replace it with another model from the same brand. There may be plenty of brand-and-model exceptions, but that’s what a new analysis from Experian Automotive finds across the vehicle market.
All-wheel-drive Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
Jaguar’s F-Type is already available in a number of variants but the expansion of the sports car range is far from complete. The strategy mimics that used by Porsche for its 911, which caters to a wide variety of buyers, and it’s one Mercedes-AMG plans to implement for its new GT sports car.
Buick’s Verano first hit the scene in 2012 but the next generation of the compact sedan has already been spotted. The reason for the current model’s short lifespan is due to the introduction of GM’s new D2XX compact car platform, which will not only underpin this new Verano but also form the basis of the next-generation Cruze and Volt from Chevrolet as well as the next Opel Astra.
Audi’s Q3 has just been launched on the market, priced from about $33k, but overseas the vehicle has been around since 2011. It’s now undergone a mid-cycle update, which sees the compact crossover receive a few visual tweaks, more efficient engines and some new tech features.
Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X electric SUV will be further delayed for additional quality and validation testing, according to the latest earnings report from Tesla Motors. Deliveries of the luxury electric crossover utility vehicle are now scheduled to start in the third quarter of next year.
With the first Mercedes-Benz electric car now on sale, its parent company Daimler joins the expanding ranks of global automakers offering plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. But CEO Dieter Zetsche doesn't seem any too happy about it.
Recent news articles have noted that sales of hybrid-electric vehicle are in a bit of a funk. Some analysts have started to speculate that sales of hybrids may have already reached a peak, and certainly falling gas prices are a disincentive to pay more for a higher-efficiency vehicle.